Welcome to Cherry Haven, from your hosts Rod & Christine White, Naomi & Jordan Lawton.

This is our story - how we came to be your hosts at Cherry Haven

Rod & Christine are the founders of Cherry Haven. 

Before settling down in the Yarra Valley, their life was dedicated to serving remote communities throughout the world as missionaries where there were no roads and travel was possible only by using aircraft.  Rod was a pilot for MAF and assisted in meeting the needs for churches, medical needs, education,  government services, building supplies, mail, and people.

girls They then chose to raise their four daughters, Rachael, Hannah, Miriam and Naomi in Wandin, Victoria because there was access to a good Christian school, a fantastic church, and all the benefits that come with living in Australia.  Our regulars may remember seeing these familiar faces working on the farm!
As the daughters grew up, they have moved onto their own successful careers in nursing, hospitality, conveyancing and raising children of their own.


4 of us on boat  Naomi and her husband Jordan took over management of the family business in 2017 to be joint-owners with Rod & Christine.


During the off-season Naomi has a conveyancing company and Jordan has a construction company.  They were married in March 2020.  They have loved taking on the family farm and adding touches of their own. naomi jordan

We love meeting the vast variety of people who enjoy picking cherries. Melbourne's diverse ethnic background brings people with stories and interest in cherries from so many different countries and lifestyles. Please come, and if you've read this far introduce yourselves - and enjoy the blessing of Cherry Haven with us!

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